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  1. #6
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    Re: Edwardian Names - Araminta, Artemisia, Aspasia, Anastasi

    Quote Originally Posted by nephele
    That's a tough one to decipher, all right. Perhaps the census taker misheard or misspelled the name that was given to him? I know that Aggeliki is a common feminine Greek name (the English equivalent being "Angelica").

    -- Nephele
    That's was often the case with the previous census but the 1911 census was written by the head of the household. I can only imagine that the husband wasn't sure how to spell the name and so just guessed.

    I do love that her mother is called Caliope
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    Artemisia Desdemona - now that is a real gem right there. I can't decide whether or not I like it, but it sure does jump out at you. Or is that just me?
    "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree, it will spend it's whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein.

    14, writer (http://www.wattpad.com/user/arboretum), and obsessed with names since forever.

    Plucky Heroines - Lyla, Waverly, Caroline, Lucy, Linnea, Early, Arielle, Ariadne, Felicity 'Fliss', Livienne, Ketura 'Kit', Laura
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    ~Ebony~
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    Ignatius - Jasper - Hugo - Edmund - Henry - Oliver - Rupert - Felix - Percy - August - Atticus - Amias - Otto - Barnaby - Arthur - Ezra - Hector - Charles
    Antigone - Hermione - Harriet - Cordelia - Violet - Persephone - Beatrice/Beatrix - Clementine - Ottilie - Florence - Octavia - Drusilla - Agnes - Ida - Matilda - Xanthe

    Previously ebonyeden

    avatar is my 8th great grandmother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calypsotheoneandonly View Post
    Artemisia Desdemona - now that is a real gem right there. I can't decide whether or not I like it, but it sure does jump out at you. Or is that just me?
    Yes! It definitely popped out of the list! And Anastasia Gwendoline, swoon.
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    Top 10 Ottilie, Indrina, Faustine, Theria, Scarletta, Ninfa, Stellifera, Solifera, Grisella, Esmerina
    ... Alaric, Macsen, Nicander, Jove, Hawthorn, Archer, Stellan, Rainier, Hemlock, Cillian
    Contemplating Story & Shadow as a set, Melusina, Nimue & Lorelei as a trio

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